Sunday, December 14, 2008

Create an audio slideshow with iPhoto

Create a new folder in iPhoto to hold the images for the slideshow. Then use File-Import to import the files; you can highlight all the images in a folder and import them all at once. After the images have been imported into iPhoto, they are already selected as a group, so just click on one of the images in the group (you will see they are all bordered with blue), and drag it into the new folder you created, pulling all the images in the group with it.

Now you can arrange the images in the order that you want them for the slideshow by dragging and dropping them in the right location.

When you have them in the order you want, click the Slideshow icon at the bottom.

To add the audio, I click on the Music tab, and then browse through iTunes to find the audio file (if you need to add the file to iTunes, open iTunes, and click File - Add to Library to import an audio file into iTunes).

Then, I go to Settings, where I choose to have the slideshow not repeat, and I turn off all the effects. Then, I choose to fit the slideshow to the music. Then I click OK.

I then choose File-Export and export the slideshow as a .mov file, large format. This process may take a few minutes, depending on many images are involved, and how long the audio is.

I am then able to go to the Video section of my Ning, and upload the .mov file! Now it is available at the Ning, which also gives you an embed code so that you can display the video on any webpage you want.


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Audio Slideshow with Yahoo's JumpCut.com. If you don't have iPhoto, a GREAT alternative is Yahoo's web-based service, JumpCut.com. With JumpCut you can upload a folder of photos, upload audio, and create a video with the audio synched to the slides - you cannot download the resulting movie, but JumpCut gives you an "embed" code, just as Ning does, so that you can display your video on any webpage.



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